ALBUM REVIEW: Spirit Adrift – Enlightened In Eternity

Spirit Adrift could’ve followed the more accessible bent of 2019’s Divided In Darkness with more of the same but chose to mix things up to an even greater degree with their fourth full-length album. The tug o’ war between Doom and Traditional Metal that has defined their style has turned in the latter’s favor with more songs taking on upbeat tempos. The lyrics have also undergone a noticeable attitude adjustment with a decidedly optimistic outlook and an emphasis on metaphysical galactic imagery. There are enough common denominators to help Enlightened In Eternity (20 Buck Spin/Century Media) fit in with their established trajectory, but it may be their most drastic sound shift thus far.

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Spirit Adrift Drops New Single “Screaming From Beyond”

Stoner Doom and Heavy Metal leaders Spirit Adrift have shared a new single and music video, “Screaming From Beyond”, the second single from their upcoming Enlightened In Eternity, due this fall via 20 Buck Spin in North America (on Century Media in the rest of the world). Preorder directly from 20 Buck Spin and on Bandcamp. Watch the clip right now Continue reading

Auroch Streams New Mini-Album in Full, Out This Week

Vancouver based Blackened Death metallers Auroch are releasing a brand new mini-album this week, Stolen Angelic Tongues and an additional release, All The Names Of The Night CD (mini-album tracks + 3 additional older tracks) on April 24th, 2020 via their label, the great and mighty 20 Buck Spin. You can hear the entire new mini-album opus right now! Continue reading

Spirit Adrift Signs with Century Media Records (non-USA), New Tour Incoming

Stoner Doom legends in the making Spirit Adrift have announced their signing with Century Media Records outside North America, while 20 Buck Spin handling the domestic release. The bands acclaimed 2019 released Divided By Darkness (review here) released via 20 Buck Spin, who also issued their debut Curse of Conception. Continue reading

Migration Fest Tickets on Sale Now!

Migration Fest tickets are on sale now! Presented by 20 Buck Spin and Gilead Media, Migration Fest III has booked False, Mizmor, Spirit Adrift, Yellow Eyes, Immortal Bird, Obsequiae, Thou and Emma Ruth Rundle Obsequiae, Imperial Triumphant, Buried At Sea, Falls of Rauros, Kowloon Walled City, Spirit Adrift, Tomb Mold, Ulthar and many more. The full list can be seen below. The fest takes place July 31st – August 2nd, 2020 and returning to Mr. Smalls in the Pittsburgh suburb of Millvale, PA. Continue reading

Migration Fest Books False, Mizmor, Spirit Adrift, Yellow Eyes, Immortal Bird, Obsequiae, Thou and Emma Ruth and More!

Migration Fest is coming back for its third edition and it looks like a rager! Presented by 20 Buck Spin and Gilead Media, Migration Fest III has booked False, Mizmor, Spirit Adrift, Yellow Eyes, Immortal Bird, Obsequiae, Thou and Emma Ruth Rundle Obsequiae, Imperial Triumphant, Buried At Sea, Falls of Rauros, Kowloon Walled City, Spirit Adrift, Tomb Mold, Ulthar and many more. The full list can be seen below. The fest takes place July 31st – August 2nd, 2020 and returning to Mr. Smalls in the Pittsburgh suburb of Millvale, PA. Continue reading

CONCERT REVIEW: Immortal Bird – Glorious Depravity – Concussion: Live at Union Pool

12/11/19, Union Pool, Brooklyn NY

Union Pool is a short train ride from my spot in Brooklyn, but admittedly I don’t get there often. I am not super cool and Ghost Cult is not “hipster important” enough in the Brooklyn music scene to have any kind of clout to get us invited to stuff there. Still, when a band as important as Immortal Bird comes through town, I get my ass to the place on time. Not only that the band is touring behind their amazing recent album Thrive On Neglect, out now on one of the premier labels in 2019, 20 Buck Spin. Coupled with the strong openers Glorious Depravity and Concussion, it meant it was going to be a sick time in an intimate venue. Continue reading

Immortal Bird To Kick Off Headline Tour Tonight

Immortal Bird, on the strength of their acclaimed 2019 album Thrive On Neglect (20 Buck Spin), is kicking off their North American headlining tour tonight. The two-week journey begins tonight (December 7th), in Dayton, Ohio and will come to a close December 20th in their home city of Chicago, Illinois. The band was a last-minute addition to Cattle Decapitation’s Chicago show this past week as well. Immortal’s Bird Rae Amitay just wrote a guest blog for Ghost Cult which you can check out now. Don’t sleep on this band or this tour if you haven’t checked them out before! Continue reading

GUEST POST: Rae Amitay of Immortal Bird Discusses Her Worst Job Ever!

Ghost Cult is bringing back an old feature, affectionately known as Day Job for a Cowboy (cowgirl, or any of our gender non-binary peeps reading this). We ask musicians about the worst job they have ever had in their life. In this guest post, Immortal Bird’s Rae Amitay shares a particularly rough time she had as a day camp counselor once, which you can read below. In 2019 Immortal Bird has toured and played select festivals supporting their excellent release from earlier this year, Thrive on Neglect, out now via 20 Buck Spin. The band is about to embark on another run of tour dates that kick off December 7th. Continue reading